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BancorpSouth to pay $146 million to acquire Texas bank

 BancorpSouth announced Thursday that it will pay $146 million in stock and cash to buy a Texas bank. Tupelo-based bank would buy Icon Capital Corp, whose Icon Bank has seven offices and $794 million in assets in the Houston area.BancorpSouth will pay stock valued at $128.3 million, plus $17.5 million in cash. The move will more than double BancorpSouth’s presence ...

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BancorpSouth reports record earnings of $53.5M

TUPELO – BancorpSouth on Wednesday reported record earnings for the first quarter, with $53.5 million, or 54 cents per share. That compares to $38.1 million, or 41 cents per share, a year earlier. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. BancorpSouth posted ...

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Trustmark promotes Mandy Granger to branch officer

Mandy Granger has been promoted to Branch Officer at Trustmark’s Byram office, where she serves as Assistant Branch Manager. Granger has 18 years of banking experience, 13 of which have been with Trustmark. She is active in her community, where she has served as Trustmark’s team leader for Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society and has held various ...

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DeSoto County banker named Regional CEO at Southern Bancorp

Donald “Jeff” Frazier, current Central Region President with Southern Bancorp of Little Rock, Ark., has been promoted to Central Region CEO. Frazier began his career at Southern Bancorp in 2010 as a Senior Lender in DeSoto County. In 2013, he was promoted to Central Region President, a leadership position in which he has worked closely with James “Jimbo” Boyd Jr. ...

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Forbes ranks John F. Hill on list

John F. Hill, CFP, was recently named to the Forbes 2018 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List, which spotlights more than 2,000 top-performing wealth advisors across the country. Hill is founder and Managing Partner of WealthPartners in Ridgeland, Hill is a 1986 graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Public Accountancy degree.

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Sims joins Renasant Bank as Starkville market president

Donna Sims has joined Renasant Bank as its Starkville Market President. Sims returns to her hometown, and is responsible for building relationships and managing administration in the Starkville area. Sims is a graduate of Mississippi State University, a graduate of the University of Mississippi’s School of Banking, a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s Consumer and Commercial Lending Schools at ...

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Keesler federal manager selected for ‘Crash the GAC’ National Program

Christian Hartley, Branch Manager for Keesler Federal Credit Union Gautier-Vancleave, was selected to attend Crash the GAC 2018 by the Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association. Crash the GAC is a career-development program for credit union young professionals. It allows them to experience the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference in a dynamic way with exclusive networking ...

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C. Mitchell Waycaster named Honorary Consul of Japan in Tupelo

The Government of Japan has appointed C. Mitchell Waycaster, the president and COO of Renasant Corp. and Renasant Bank, to be the Honorary Consul of Japan in Tupelo. Waycaster will assist the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville in promoting positive Japan-U.S. relations in Mississippi. He will hold the position for a five-year renewable term. Waycaster has demonstrated his dedication to ...

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Hester awarded Community Inspiration Award

Madison County community member Jason S. Hester of Navitas Wealth Advisors has been awarded AssetMark’s Community Inspiration Award for his contributions to and sustained support of a charitable organization. As part of the honor, AssetMark will donate $10,000 to Restoration Hope, an organization that funds and supports community building in Sweetwaters, South Africa, with which Jason is heavily involved.

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